New "Average" Barbie Comes with Scars, Stretch Marks, Acne and Cellulite Sticker Accessories

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Charming Pixy Advent Room and Doll Helps Kids Count Down the Days Until Christmas

by 11/20/14   filed under: green holiday ideas for kids, green toys

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If you’re looking for a charming and ultra fun way to help your child countdown the days until Christmas than this festive Maileg Pixy Advent room is perfect. The tiny bedroom, made of solid wood, is where the little holiday pixy sleeps on a pile of soft mattresses during the day. Then at night, during each day of December, he sneaks out to jot down the new day’s date on the chalkboard closet door. If your child is super lucky, maybe the little pixy doll even hides a sweet little advent gift in the closet, then he sneaks back to bed like he was never there.

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Wishbone Bike Made from 100% Post-Consumer Recycled Carpet Grows with Kids from Age 18 Months to 6 Years!

by 11/20/14   filed under: eco play, eco toddler, green family, green gifts, green kids

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When coming up with materials to upcycle into new kids’ bikes, old carpets would definitely not be the go-to source in our minds. But Wishbone Design Studio has found an ingenious way to take 100% post-consumer residential recycled carpets, remove the backing, shred the carpet, add strengthening glass fiber, and make them into resin pellets, which can then be molded into a bike frame. The process sounds a little crazy to us, but here’s what you need to know: the end result is an eco-friendly bike that is also super-adjustable and can accommodate kids from age 18 months up to age six!

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The Reversible Rowhouse is a Two-in-One Dollhouse That Flips to Change the Entire Layout!

by 11/19/14   filed under: eco play, green gifts, green holiday ideas for kids, green kids, green toys

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From 3 Star Studio, the clever designers who brought us the awesome ARC Dollhouse, comes a brand new dollhouse that offers double the fun. The REVERSIBLE ROWHOUSE is a 1:12 scale dollhouse, designed for play, display and constant fun, and it’s the world’s first-ever reversible dollhouse. As two dollhouses in one, your child can play and decorate the house on one side, then flip the entire house over to reveal a different layout. The floors and ceilings can be painted different colors, and once you flip the house it will change the entire look and feel. Awesome extra features of this modern dollhouse include sunken and raised areas on the floors and roofs, plenty of play space to fill with furniture and dolls, plus easy assembly. This dollhouse is laser cut in the USA from sustainable Baltic birch plywood and makes the perfect eco-friendly gift for any child or adult dollhouse enthusiast.

RELATED | Best Eco-Friendly Dollhouses from Modern Design to Whimsically Waldorf

+ The REVERSIBLE ROWHOUSE $200.00

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HOW TO: Make an Adorable Thanksgiving Turkey from Fruits & Vegetables

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Wildlife Aid Foundation Launches Campaign to Save Harry the Hedgehog from Extinction

by 11/19/14   filed under: education, kids entertainment, video

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With Youtube videos of adorable little animals going viral daily (and sites completely devoted to their projected thoughts and musings), it’s easy to forget that many exotic animals are endangered and are worth more than just a moment’s “Awwwwww!” Concerned with the plight of the hedgehog, an animal that has fallen in numbers in the United Kingdom from 30 million in the 1950s to 1 million today, UK based Wildlife Aid Foundation has come up with a new Saving Harry campaign – and accompanying video – to keep this adorable mammal from becoming extinct.

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Petit Collage's Pop-Out Winter Wonderland Set Brings a Kid-Friendly Twist to Holiday Decorating

by 11/18/14   filed under: green gifts, green holiday ideas for kids, green toys

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Petit Collage‘s Pop-Out and Play Winter Wonderland set makes decorating for the holidays into child’s play in the best possible way. Featuring Santa Claus, Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer, Frosty the snowman, elves, a caroler, and Christmas trees, the set can be easily assembled and displayed on the mantle or used as props for seasonal playtime. Made from recyclable cardstock and printed with non-toxic vegetable inks, the winter wonderland set will become a beloved part of holiday decorating for years to come and would also make a lovely hostess gift.

+ Pop-Out and Play Winter Wonderland Set $12.00

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Injection Given to New Moms to Speed Up the Delivery of the Placenta May Cause Breastfeeding Problems

by 11/18/14   filed under: breastfeeding, health & body, news

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New findings, published in the scientific journal, Breastfeeding Medicine show that new mothers who receive the drug ergotmetrine are more likely to experience pain or problems while breastfeeding as compared to their peers who are not administered the drug. Ergotmetrine is given to mothers to help speed up the delivery of the placenta, and it’s also used to control excessive bleeding following childbirth. However, the downside of this drug, given via injection, is that women who receive it are more likely to have problems breastfeeding, and are also significantly less likely to continue breastfeeding at all by the two and six week mark. While the injection had no significance when it came to moms choosing to breastfeed, many women who did get the injection stopped breastfeeding early on and pointed to physical pain while breastfeeding as a main reason. What this study suggests is that injections of ergotmetrine may not reduce breastfeeding initiation, but may seriously reduce duration. The researchers note that more research is needed to establish whether or not the pros of ergotmetrine outweigh the cons and that moms who need the drug to help control post-childbirth bleeding may also need extra breastfeeding support.

+ Active Management of the Third Stage of Labor May Reduce Breastfeeding Duration Due to Pain and Physical Complications

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HOW TO: Make a Homemade and Effective Natural Cough Syrup

HOW TO: Make a Homemade and Effective Natural Cough Syrup

TweetEmail 1. Gather your ingredients. 4 oz (1/2 cup) honey (preferably raw and local) 4 oz (1/2 cup) warm filtered water 1 lemon 1 medium onion 2 cloves of garlic 2…

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The EGAO Rocker is a Kid-Powered Rocking Toy and Seat Destined for Smiles

The EGAO Rocker is a Kid-Powered Rocking Toy and Seat Destined for Smiles

TweetEmail Egao means “smile” in Japanese, and that’s something your kids are sure to do when they take a ride on this rocker from Spanish furniture and…

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ZURI is a DIY, Programmable Robot That Kids Can Build with Cardboard

ZURI is a DIY, Programmable Robot That Kids Can Build with Cardboard

TweetEmail Any kid can become a robotics programmer with ZURI—a new do-it-yourself robot kit that lets makers of all levels design their very own movable robot. Best of all,…

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Mom Launches (R)evolution Cookies to Provide Future Employment for Her Daughter & Others with Developmental Disabilities

Mom Launches (R)evolution Cookies to Provide Future Employment for Her Daughter & Others with Developmental Disabilities

TweetEmail Look out cronuts and macarons! See you later, cupcakes! A new dessert is on the horizon, and the story behind it will warm your heart (and satiate your sweet tooth).…

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Mighty Tree Top Adds a Fun Spin to Christmas Morning

Mighty Tree Top Adds a Fun Spin to Christmas Morning

Add a sweet spin to Christmas morning stockings with the fun Mighty Tree Top. The spinning top, a low-tech toy option has been charming kids for generations and this fun version,…

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EWG Warns Consumers in New Dirty Dozen Guide to Food Additives

EWG Warns Consumers in New Dirty Dozen Guide to Food Additives

TweetEmail We’ve followed the Environmental Working Group’s Dirty Dozen list for fruits and vegetables every year, and now they have published a Dirty Dozen Guide…

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14 Dreamy Kids' Rooms That Have Us Yearning for Childhood

14 Dreamy Kids' Rooms That Have Us Yearning for Childhood

1. Enchanted Forest Nursery From the tiny lights that twinkle like fireflies to curtains that swing from real tree limbs and a lily pad bed, everything about this little girl’s…

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HOW TO: Make Versatile Vegan Cashew Cream

HOW TO: Make Versatile Vegan Cashew Cream

1. Gather the ingredients 2 cups of raw cashews 1 cup of water 2. Wash the cashews Wash the raw cashews under cold running water. 3. Soak overnight Soak them overnight in the fridge,…

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"Aminals" are Blocks, a Puzzle, and Eco-Decor All in One!

"Aminals" are Blocks, a Puzzle, and Eco-Decor All in One!

Playing on the common and endearing mispronunciation of the word “animals,” Aminals is the latest creation from design and furniture company Studio Dunn. The twelve piece…

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Family Home's Library Slide Lets Kids Slip Right Into a Good Book

Family Home's Library Slide Lets Kids Slip Right Into a Good Book

The floor plans for the Panorama House were designed to foster family bonding. The kitchen and dining spaces were also accentuated, with the television moved into a smaller room. The…

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